Sunday, 6 July 2008

Provence - Pont du Gard

Okay we're on the last legs of our trip now, on the way to Pont du Gard, and by this stage we were well and truly stressed out at the prospect of our long drive back to Geneva. This was only exacerbated by taking the wrong turn at a couple of points, eating into our already tight schedule.

After some time on some of the amazing french motorways, however, we decided to risk the stop, and pulled into the giant carpark at Pont du Gard. When we were planning our time in Provence I had imagined picnicing and swimming under the Pont du Gard, but ultimately we had time only for a flying visit.

We power walked down the the old Roman aqueduct, built in the middle of the 1st century AD and standing 49m high. It was good to take a breather after a hectic and stressful drive to this point. I was certainly glad to have stopped and would have really regretted not seeing it.

We hopped back in the car and onto the motorways, and it was really good to feel the kilometres fall behind us at 140kmph all the way back to Geneva. We managed to navigate our way back into the carpark at Geneva airport to drop off the car and caught one of the last trains to Vevey, arriving back home after midnight and well and truly ready for a good night's sleep.

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